Tour ID: 10002135
Take an unforgettable trip into Victoria’s wine country aboard Puffing Billy, a beautifully restored steam rain. This romantic, stylish trip will see you cruise through the stunning Dandenong Ranges and enjoy breakfast while getting close to local wildlife. You’ll then sample some of Australia’s best wines during personal tours of three iconic Yarra Valley vineyards, with the chance to make purchases at the cellar door.
• Take a trip aboard the famous Puffing Billy steam train
• Marvel at the stunning scenery as you travel into the heart of the Dandenong Ranges
• Enjoy breakfast surrounded by tranquil forest
• Take the chance to hand feed local birds of paradise
• Sample top Australian wines at iconic vineyards, including Dominique Portet and Rochford
• Taste Australian refreshments along the way including billy tea and Lamingtons
Australia’s new world wines are known for their bold flavours, innovative style and increasingly high quality. Victoria’s Yarra Valley is one of the nation’s leading wine regions with scores of world-class vintners and vineyards producing crisp whites and earthy reds.
The unique natural environment of Australia gives its wines a distinctive taste, feel and character. So what better way is there to sample the best of the best than to travel directly to the source with the Yarra Valley wineries tour?
Starting in Melbourne, you’ll be driven to the stunning Dandenong Ranges aboard a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. The Dandenong Ranges are just 35km east of Melbourne and are home to towering peaks, rainforests, waterfalls and valleys.
We’ll stop in the heart of the ranges and board the famous Puffing Billy - a beautifully restored steam train - for a ride through the scenic Sherbrooke Forest.
We’ll then arrive at a popular rest stop called Grants on Sherbrooke, where you’ll be served a delicious Australian style breakfast and have the opportunity to hand feed local birds of paradise. You can also see cockatoos, kookaburras and crimson rosellas in the wild.
Now it’s time for the tour’s main event, a visit to the wine country of the Yarra Valley. Each stop will include a personal tour of the vineyard and tastings.
Our first stop will be at Rochford Winery, a vineyard that holds a five star rating from Australia’s top wine writer, James Halliday. This vineyard has breathtaking views of the Great Dividing Range and a stunning range of wines to sample.
We'll then travel over to the Dominique Portet Winery, which traces its history all the way back to 18th century Bordeaux - a true mix of old and new world wine making. With ten generations of family history in every bottle, Dominique Portet is perhaps best known for its Brut Rosé and award-winning 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon.
Our final stop will be at the rustic Yering Farm, which offers the chance to taste wines as well as a delicious range of ciders made from orchard-grown Pink Lady apples.
At the end of the day, you'll have experienced the perfect blend of natural beauty and exquisite wine - and you may even be tempted to bring a few bottles home!
Puffing Billy Steam Train
Grants on Sherbrooke - Aussie tucker & billly tea
Dominique Portet Winery
Yering Farm Wines
There is also the chance to purchase your favourite wines at all 3 wineries.
Lunch is available as an optional extra.
Full Day Tour - 9 Hours
8:20 AM Mon, Wed, Fri, Sun
Main pickup is from Federation Square, Corner Flinders & Russell Streets at 8.20am or earlier from your hotel. Please include hotel information in booking form and we will advise the nearest pick up location.
Please visit this link for tentative pick up information.
Please note that reconfirmation is still required prior to departure as per your travel documentation. The coach will not attend a location unless a pick-up is prearranged. Please note the times listed are approximate and ALL bookings MUST be reconfirmed with operator the day before departure.
- Water bottle
- Jacket in the cooler months
Children under 24months (2yrs) of age, are classified as infants, and travel free of charge whilst being nursed.
All children over the age of 24months must occupy a seat.
Child prices apply to children between the ages of 2 and 15 years inclusive.
Persons under 18 years of age are not permitted to taste or purchase alcohol.
Pensioner Fares apply to Australian and New Zealand Pension Card holders, Australian Senior Card holders, and full-time Australian Students.
Please note, wineries may change depending on availability.
Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
Enjoy a beautiful two course winery lunch whilst admiring views over the Vineyards. Note the lunch venues may change
Adults: $45.00 | Children: $22.00 | Pensioners: $45.00
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